Talk: Azure In Anger

"So, Rob, what do you know about Azure?".

"Absolutely nothing" I reply, figuring this interview will be rather short.

"Perfect" my new boss says.

That is precisely how my new job started: jumping into the depths of one of the biggest cloud providers on the market today. I knew nothing, and I was tasked with bringing "fresh eyes" to a product that has grown exponentially over the years, in both market size and developer frustration.

In this talk I will walk you through my first few months as an Azure Cloud Developer Engineer, tasked with getting to know Azure, from scratch, while building compelling applications with it. My job is two-fold: I get to show you why Azure is interesting and I then get to tell the Azure product team why it's not. This can be stressful. It can also be quite fun. I'll show you what I've come up with and then you get to decide.